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Tourist bitten on the face after trying to kiss a python

It is understood that the woman has been compensated for her injuries.

Source: News Dubble Time/YouTube

A COMPANY IN Thailand has paid out damages to a tourist after she was bitten on the nose by a snake.

This happened at a snake charming show said to be located near to Phuket Zoo.

The clip shows the snake being held by two men, and the woman – a Chinese national – leaning in to kiss it.

The animal then attacks the woman, biting down on her nose and locking itself in place.

The woman was taken to Phuket International Hospital where she was treated for her injuries, the Phuket News has reported. 

A representative from the business, which has not been named,  said that the snake which bit the woman was non-venomous.

The Bangkok Post has reported that the 29-year-old has been given 135,000 baht (€3,400) as compensation for her injuries and her medical treatment.

This isn’t the first time that the treatment of animals in Thailand has come under fire, with elephant shows facing particular criticism in the past.

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